Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

The Cosplayer Survivor Support Network (CSSN) operates this website, cosplayer-ssn.org, which provides information and resources for members of the convention community. This page serves to inform our visitors of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information for anyone using our website. If you choose to use our site, you agree to this policy and the terms of service.

By using this website, you agree to comply with all applicable laws and that you will not use any information on this website to abuse or harass others. If we discover you have violated this agreement, we will take appropriate action, including but not limited to banning you from our social media pages and blocking access to our website.

Any and all original content created by the CSSN and posted on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. You are allowed to distribute these works as long as you properly credit the CSSN and do not attempt to make any profit off it. The CSSN wants information and resources spread freely throughout the community.

Information Collection and Use

Privacy is very important to us, and we will never require or request of you personally identifiable information such as your legal name, address, or phone number. If you submit an article for publication, we will ask you if you want to remain anonymous; if you wish to be credited, we will use whatever contact information (e.g. social media, email) you provide and credit you using the name or pseudonym you provide.

Any article you provide to the CSSN remains your intellectual property. You have the right to request its removal at any time by emailing the webmistress at admin@cosplayer-ssn.org. Please allow twenty-four (24) hours for removal.

Data Collection

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our website, we do collect data that your browser sends to us, including information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser version, pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, and other statistics. The CSSN website does not use cookies and refusal to use cookies does not prevent you utilizing this site.

Third-Party Companies

We utilize third-party services in the operation of this site, to collect email addresses voluntarily submitted for site updates, and to inform us which pages are being shared on which social media platforms. Neither we nor these third-party companies share or sell any of your information. If you submit your email address to the site update newsletter, you may request to have your email removed from the distribution list at any time by emailing the webmistress at admin@cosplayer-ssn.org

Links to Other Sites

This website often links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take necessary actions.

Changes to This Policy

We reserve the right to update this policy; any new changes will be posted on this page and are effective immediately.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This policy was adapted from a sample policy at GDPR Privacy Notice Generator.